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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 4, 2010 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how can you not like this

Been thinking about this matrix thing after listening to the latest one from hseamons from 10-27-79. I generally don't like matrixes when a pristine board or outstanding audience recording (8-6-71) is available. However there appears to be a period from the '79 to some point in the '80s when they were using cassettes for boards and I am not sure that many pristine board really exist from that period. This seems to be the best explanation as to why rhino has released more Vince material than Brent material. So maybe the Brent era is a good one for matrixing recordings. I think all the matrixed recordings I have are from this time. Just a thought.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jan 4, 2010 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how can you not like this

It could also be a Healy/Betty issue as well. Hseamons has filled 2 of my requests: 9-21-82 and 9-3-83. In both cases the SBD was not as balanced as could be (Jerry & Phil were both lower in the mix). At the same time the audience recordings were just average. Put the 2 together and the final result was an overall upgrade. Betty's mixes didn't seem to have these problems...I'm not sure why, perhaps it's the smaller venue? So I'd have to agree with you that the 80's may be better suited. Interestingly enough I read that Hunter loved his matrix of 8-10-82. All though Brent is a little loud, I still preferred the SBD which was very clear. I passed on 10-27 because Charlie's last upgrade sounds great to me.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 5, 2010 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: how can you not like this

I think you are onto something here -- all the best matrices I have from 80 (starting with Alaska) through mid-83 or so (Boise). A highly-subjective personal opinion, for sure, but I do agree